Winter is just around the corner and with it comes shorter days and longer, colder nights. Daylight savings ends on November 4th and that means those of us brave enough to still be camping have less time to setup camp in the light. That is… it used to be that way.
Lucky for us technology has come a long way from the days of kerosene lanterns. We now have an overwhelming amount of choices when it comes to LED camping lights. Options range from solar powered string lights to individual rechargeable bulbs that can be scattered across your campsite. Lanterns no longer require stinky, combustible fuel and can now be powered by small battery banks.
In no particular order here are 5 of the coolest LED lighting camping products you can find on Amazon right now.
The Luminoodle – USB Powered LED Rope Light
The Luminoodle LED Rope light is a very cool new USB powered light source that is taking off in popularity. This is similar to the LED rope lights you see however this is powered via USB. That means it can plug into a battery bank, USB car charger, a computer port, etc. The power source is not included but these days most people have a battery bank for boosting the charge on their phones that work great for this.
Because the Luminoodle is a rope light it can be strung across the top of a tent, over tree branches, etc.
Coast 405 Lumen LED Headlamp
The headlamp. Once you camp with one you cannot camp without. It frees up your hands, is always there when you need it and shines light wherever you turn. You can’t deny the necessity of a good camping headlamp and we love pretty much all products by Coast. Not only is Coast a company based in Portland, Oregon but they make outstanding lights.
This particular deal is a great buy. You get not one, but two headlamps at an incredibly good price. Just be careful – 405 lumens of light is enough to put out your camping compadre’s eye.
Streamlight 540 Lumen Rugged Camping Lantern
If you know much about lighting then you have probably heard of Streamlight before. They are known as one of the best in the industry and make all types of lights for various applications. The Streamlight 540 is a durable LED camping lantern that runs off 3 D cell batteries and delivers a wopping 540 lumens of light. It comes with 4 different lighting modes to adjust brightness and even has a red light mode to not interfere with night vision for you stargazers. When travelling, the lantern compresses into itself to make it easier for transportation and to prevent damage.
With over 2,000 five star reviews you can be confident that this is will be the last lantern you buy for a long, long time. Check it out on Amazon by clicking below.
LED Battery Powered Camping Bulbs
The FengChi LED Camping bulbs are a new type of lighting device that is starting to grow in popularity as they are sort of a mini-lantern type of light that can be hung around a campground to disperse light rather than have it condensed in one area. The lights come in a three pack and use 3 AA batteries as a power source. Each light puts out roughly 150 lumens and because it uses LED technology the batteries will last a long time.
The hooks that come with these lights make it easy to set them up around camp or in a car or tent.
Hausbell T6 2 Pack FLashlight
The Hausbell T6 Flashlight is the perfect compact camping backup/emergency light. There are times when you are going to forget to pack your main flashlight or when you arrive at the campground only to find your batteries in your primary light are dead. Won’t you be glad that you packed an emergency light in your glovebox? That is what we think these lights are perfect for. Not only is the Hausbell T6 a durable, water-resistant bright light but it is at an incredibly affordable price point. And on top of that, you get two of them!
Got a favorite light we didn’t include in this list?
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